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Andrew Nelson occupied a homestead in 1865 just west of Gilberton. His business was dogfish oil for the Port Blakely Mill, catching the fish in what is now called Liberty Bay, Locally referred to as Dogfish Bay. Andrew donated less than one half acre of land for a cemetery (which is now know as the Brownsville Cemetery) in a deed dated October 28, 1903. The land was believed to have been used as early as the 1860's for burial of Nelson's relatives, friend and neighbor, both Indian and White.
Driving directions & size: From Bremerton, WA, drive North on Illahee Rd NE, Turn left on Roanoke Rd into residential development. Cemetery property is from about 214 ft to 442 ft on the right hand side of the road & goes about 100 ft deep (adjacent lot was deeded for church purposes but apparently
never had a church built).